Category: Congo

  • Dibakana Mankessi wins Prix Orange du Livre en Afrique 2024

    Dibakana Mankessi wins Prix Orange du Livre en Afrique 2024

    Dibakana Mankessi’s novel Le Psychanalyste De Brazzaville is the winner of Prix Orange du Livre en Afrique 2024; the announcement was made in a ceremony in Rabat, Morocco on Sunday, May 19, 2024.    Prix Orange du Livre en Afrique (Orange Book Prize in Africa) rewards a fiction text written in French by an African…

  • Book Digest: Zeinab Badawi, Dieudonné Niangouna, Eduardo Quive, Ibiso Graham-Douglas

    Book Digest: Zeinab Badawi, Dieudonné Niangouna, Eduardo Quive, Ibiso Graham-Douglas

    We wrap up book news for our readers in our regular Book Digest segment with books from Zeinab Badawi, Dieudonné Niangouna, Eduardo Quive, and Ibiso Graham-Douglas. Covik One Nine edited by Ibiso Graham-Douglas Publisher:  Paperworth BooksDate:  April 24, 2024Genre:  Anthology, FictionLanguage:  EnglishWhere to find it:  Paperworth Books Ibiso Graham-Douglas Ibiso Graham-Douglas is an international publishing…

  • Dibakana Mankessi wins Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire 2023

    Dibakana Mankessi wins Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire 2023

    Dibakana Mankessi’s novel Psychanalyste de Brazzaville won the Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire 2023 in Paris, France on Saturday, March 16, 2024. Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire is a literary prize presented every year by the Association of French Language Writers (ADELF) for a text in French from Sub-Saharan Africa. Some of the winners of…

  • Prix Orange du Livre en Afrique 2024 finalists announced

    Prix Orange du Livre en Afrique 2024 finalists announced

    The finalists of Prix Orange du Livre en Afrique 2024 were announced on Thursday, March 14, 2024. Prix Orange du Livre en Afrique (Orange Book Prize in Africa) was set up to reward a fiction text written in French by an African writer from a publishing house based on the continent in 2018. It is…

  • Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire 2023 finalists announced.

    Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire 2023 finalists announced.

    The finalists for Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire 2023 were announced on Monday, February 19, 2024. Grand Prix Littéraire d’Afrique Noire is a literary prize presented every year by the Association of French Language Writers (ADELF) for a text in French from Sub-Saharan Africa. Some of the winners of the prize first won by Aké…

  • Fiston Mwanza Mujila wins Preis der Literaturhäuser 2024

    Fiston Mwanza Mujila wins Preis der Literaturhäuser 2024

    Fiston Mwanza Mujila was declared the winner of Germany’s Preis der Literaturhäuser 2024 on Wednesday, February 7, 2024. Preis der Literaturhäuser (English: Literature Houses Prize) is a German literary prize awarded annually to authors by program managers of literary houses during the Leipziger Buchmesse (Leipzig book fair) for exceptional text and presentation skills. Some of…

  • Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2024 finalists announced.

    Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2024 finalists announced.

    The finalists for Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2024 were announced on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie (English: Five Continents Prize of the Francophonie) was established by the International Organization of the Francophonie in 2001. It is aimed at highlighting literary talents reflecting the expression of cultural…

  • Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Logan February are DAAD Berlin Artist-in-Residents 2024

    Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Logan February are DAAD Berlin Artist-in-Residents 2024

    Fiston Mwanza Mujila and Logan February are among the artists in the DAAD Berlin Artists-in-Resident program 2024 announced on October 7, 2023. The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program has been awarded internationally highly regarded fellowships since 1963. Over 1000 outstanding international visual artists, authors, filmmakers, composers, and sound artists have been invited to live and work in…

  • Literary Magazines: Berkiab, Ipikai, Libretto, Souffles

    Literary Magazines: Berkiab, Ipikai, Libretto, Souffles

    Berkiab, Ipikai, Libretto, and Souffles are literary magazines that are currently available for your reading pleasure. Berkiab Magazine Berkiab Magazine is a magazine from the Republic of Congo edited by Sarah Nkouma with contributions from among others Merveille Nkouma, David Okolokwe, Gustave Sorgho, Bessy Francoise, and Lionel, Kiminou. Click here for the issue. Ipikai Ipikai,…

  • Gracia Mwamba, Feranmi Ariyo win Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2023.

    Gracia Mwamba, Feranmi Ariyo win Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2023.

    Gracia Mwamba and Feranmi Ariyo were named joint winners of the Evaristo Prize for African Poetry 2023 on Friday, June 16, 2023. The Brunel International African Poetry Prize, founded by Booker Prize winner Bernardine Evaristo, was started in 2012 to revitalise African poetry and encourage a new generation of poets to get an international platform.…

  • Alain Mabanckou for Alliance Française, Nairobi on March 10

    Alain Mabanckou for Alliance Française, Nairobi on March 10

    Congolese author and academic Alain Mabanckou will present three of his titles at the Alliance Française, Nairobi on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Alain Mabanckou isn’t a new name to anyone who has been following the literary scene in recent times. He is a novelist, journalist, poet, and academic, a French citizen born in the Republic…

  • Alain Mabanckou is Booker Prize for Fiction 2022 judge.

    Alain Mabanckou is Booker Prize for Fiction 2022 judge.

    Alain Mabanckou was revealed to be one of the judges for the Booker Prize for Fiction 2022 on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. The Booker Prize for Fiction, founded in 1969, is a literary prize awarded each year for the best original novel written in the English language and published in the United Kingdom. Some of…

  • Five writers make Prix Les Afriques 2021 shortlist

    Five writers make Prix Les Afriques 2021 shortlist

    Bernardine Evaristo, Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin, Marc Alexandre Oho Bambe, and Sindiwe Magona make up the shortlist for Le Prix Les Afriques 2021 announced today, Monday, October 11, 2021. Prix Les Afriques was created by the Swiss lawyer Ngoãn Beti founded association La Cene Littéraire in 2015. It is awarded annually to an…

  • Fann Attiki is Prix Voix d’Afriques 2021 winner

    Fann Attiki is Prix Voix d’Afriques 2021 winner

    Fann Attiki’s Cave 72 was announced the winner of Prix Voix d’Afriques 2021 on Friday, September 3, 2021. Prix Voix d’Afriques is a literary award aimed at bringing young French-language authors and authors from the African continent first hosted in 2020. It is aimed at highlighting new African literary voices, novels reflecting the situation of…

  • Prix Ivoire for African Literature 2021 shortlist announced

    Prix Ivoire for African Literature 2021 shortlist announced

    The finalists for Prix Ivoire for African Literature in French, the leading literary prize from Cote D’Ivoire, were announced on Sunday, August 29, 2021 The Prix Ivoire is an award created by Akwaba Culture, an Ivorian law association in 2008. Open to writers from Africa and its Diasporas, the winner gets a two million CFA…